Chapter 15 Anthropology In Today’s World: Problems And Contributions

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  • 1. 
    Despite over 400 years of moving around, the Hutterites have been able to maintain their identity and way of life largely as a result of being able to exercise some control over the processes of:
    • A. 

      Invention

    • B. 

      Diffusion and acculturation

    • C. 

      Discovery

    • D. 

      Revolution

  • 2. 
    One concession to changing cultural conditions that the Hutterites have NOT allowed is:
    • A. 

      Adoption of new farming technologies

    • B. 

      Letting children receive high school diplomas

    • C. 

      Sending some young people to college for teaching degrees

    • D. 

      Making their religious beliefs less conservative

  • 3. 
    Many Dani, at present:
    • A. 

      Are still isolated and living in the way described in the text

    • B. 

      Are now completely urbanized

    • C. 

      Still have their ritual and secular wars

    • D. 

      Have adopted Christianity and are raising cash crops

  • 4. 
    Which of the following has NOT been a result for the San of the political situation in southern Africa over the past few decades?
    • A. 

      Generally better living conditions

    • B. 

      Increase in violence

    • C. 

      A problem with alcoholism

    • D. 

      Internal social stratification of a once-egalitarian people

  • 5. 
    By the middle of the 21st century, there will be about _______ people on earth.
    • A. 

      6 billion

    • B. 

      9.3 billion

    • C. 

      10 billion

    • D. 

      25 billion

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT a measure of the success of a species?
    • A. 

      Longevity

    • B. 

      Sufficient reproduction to perpetuate the species

    • C. 

      Increasing ability to manipulate and exploit needed resources

    • D. 

      Maintenance of equilibrium with the environment

  • 7. 
    The maximum population of a species allowed by existing environmental conditions is known as:
    • A. 

      Carrying capacity

    • B. 

      Environmental equilibrium

    • C. 

      The top of the food chain

    • D. 

      Population curve

  • 8. 
    Many emerging diseases:
    • A. 

      Are the result of the increased mutation rate in the human genome

    • B. 

      Are caused largely by environmental pollution

    • C. 

      Are jumping from other species to humans

    • D. 

      Are being spread as a result of human sexual practices

  • 9. 
    AIDS came to humans from:
    • A. 

      Abnormal human sexual activities

    • B. 

      A mutant bacterium

    • C. 

      Chimpanzees

    • D. 

      Chickens

  • 10. 
    To say that history is contingent means:
    • A. 

      It is completely unpredictable

    • B. 

      It is fully predictable once understood

    • C. 

      The proper changes can predictably alter its course

    • D. 

      Historical events are dependent upon all preceding events